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Many celebrities have taken to social media to share their festive plans and wish fans a Merry Christmas.
Coldplay, the Beckhams and the actors Tom Felton and Taron Egerton were among the British celebrities who posted messages on Instagram.
Appearing alongside his band mates Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin thanked fans for their support.
He said: “Hello, we’re called Coldplay and this is our annual Christmas message that we haven’t done for about 10 years.
“Sorry, we’re not great at Christmas messages but what we wanted to say is thank you to everyone... and hope that wherever you are you’re OK.
“From all of us here at Coldplay incorporated we send you all the season’s greetings.”
Martin recently announced that the band would not make any more music after 2025 but will continue to tour.
Former Spice Girls star and model Victoria Beckham posted a video of her husband David, the former England footballer, singing in front of an open fire and wearing a Santa hat.
“Does anyone love Christmas as much as my husband?” she wrote in the caption.
In the video she can be heard saying: “Oh my God, you were trying hard with that vocal.”
“Oh I’m sorry, Adele,” her husband quips back.
The ex-Manchester United midfielder shared a picture to his own Instagram later with his three dogs in knitted festive jumpers, captioned: “So girls this is what’s going to happen tomorrow, how excited are we?”
Other celebrities posted festive messages also featuring pictures with their pets.
“Happy Christmas to one and all,” Harry Potter star Tom Felton wrote, captioning a picture of himself and a cartoon image of his dog, with a Slytherin flag in the background.
Egerton, who stars in Kingsman and the Elton John biopic Rocketman, posted a short clip of himself being licked by his dog, writing: “Merry Christmas from me and this blonde rat.”
“That really stinks,” he tells the pet.
Country legend Dolly Parton wrote on Twitter: “Merry Christmas Eve from Billy The Kid and I to y’all and your furry friends!”
She was dressed in a Santa outfit between two festively decorated trees, with her dog on her lap, also wearing a Santa hat.
Merry Christmas Eve from Billy The Kid and I to y’all and your furry friends! pic.twitter.com/pYRWzvihxq
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) December 24, 2021
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay posted a picture of his family all wearing matching Christmas pyjamas.
“Merry Christmas from all the Ramsay’s enjoy this special time lots of love Gordon,” he wrote.
Oscar-winning actor Reese Witherspoon also shared a collection of pictures of her family and decorated home.
“Where I want to be. With my family. By a fire. Laughing. Enjoying each other’s company,” she wrote.
“Sending you & your dearest HUGE holiday hugs ! From our family to yours.”
The singer Shakira posted a picture of herself and her pet rabbit, writing: “Merry Christmas from Toby and on behalf of all the bunny moms in the world!”
Merry Christmas from Toby and on behalf of all the bunny moms in the world! pic.twitter.com/Z7SkiaXGJg
— Shakira (@shakira) December 24, 2021
The actor Antonio Banderas also posted on Instagram, writing in Spanish: “Despite the difficult times, Nicole and I wish you a very happy Christmas.
“Merry Christmas to the whole world.”
Additional reporting by Press Association